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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 22, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Here Comes Crimson

Web-Based Venture Will Enable MDs to Review Their Own Performance Information

By now, some of you may have heard of Crimson, or received an introductory letter about it. Crimson is a new intuitive Web-based venture that is being rolled out to all members of the medical staff as part of Cedars-Sinai Medicine. It pulls together clinical performance information, which is then organized by Crimson into acuity-adjusted data and performance comparisons and placed in physician-friendly statistical context.

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Braunstein Named Health System VP for Clinical Innovation

Gewertz to Lead Department of Medicine Chair Search Committee

After 25 years as chair of the Department of Medicine, Glenn Braunstein, MD, is stepping down to devote his attention to leading the Cedars-Sinai Medicine initiative. He will now serve in the newly created role of Health System Vice President for Clinical Innovation.

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Cedars-Sinai Nationally Ranked in 12 of 16 Specialties by U.S. News

In the just-released U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 "Best Hospitals" issue, Cedars-Sinai has been ranked nationally in 12 of 16 specialties – three more than last year and placing us among the hospitals with the highest number of specialty honors in the country.

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Physicians and Families Hit the Beach

More than 160 members of the medical staff, their families and friends hit the beach at this year's Sand 'N Snore event, which was held July 15-16 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Participants had a barbecue dinner on the beach and many stayed the night in their tents on the sand.


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Circle of Friends Honorees from June

Fifty-eight people were honored by the Circle of Friends program in June. 

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Set in Stone

Workers Begin Cladding the AHSP Exterior with Jerusalem Stone

Last year, the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion project team traveled halfway around the world to obtain stone that was quarried, cut and finished just outside of Jerusalem. On Monday, July 18, construction workers began cladding the southeast side of the Pavilion with the Jerusalem stone, marking the start of construction of the building's exterior.

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Hot Kosher Entrees Added to Cafeteria Offerings

You now have several options for hot kosher food in the Ray Charles Cafeteria. Sodexo began selling the food earlier this month to meet the requests of customers, said Alain Yaacoub, operations manager for Sodexo.

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Snake Bite Can't Paralyze Emergency Team's Response

Lorraine Jonsson wouldn't have had a chance against the snake that almost killed her if it wasn't for Cedars-Sinai's Emergency Department. One moment she was hiking in Franklin Canyon, the next she was clawing her way through the dirt, two types of venom laying waste to her nervous and circulatory systems.

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Imaging Written Orders Required as of Aug. 15

In an effort to promote patient safety, the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center will require written orders, with clinical indications, on all imaging studies beginning Aug. 15.

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Saperstein Sabbath Entrance Temporarily Relocated

The Sabbath entrance to the Saperstein Critical Care Tower has been temporarily changed to accommodate construction work on the plaza level of the Saperstein building.

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